flashy

[flash-ee]
adjective, flashier, flashiest.
1.
sparkling or brilliant, especially in a superficial way or for the moment: a flashy performance.
2.
ostentatiously or vulgarly smart; showy; gaudy: flashy clothes.

Origin:
1575–85; flash + -y1

flashily, adverb
flashiness, noun
unflashy, adjective


2. See gaudy1.
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flashy (ˈflæʃɪ)
 
adj , flashier, flashiest
1.  brilliant and dazzling, esp for a short time or in a superficial way
2.  cheap and ostentatious
 
'flashily
 
adv
 
'flashiness
 
n

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flashy
"showy, cheaply attractive," 1680s, from flash + -y (2).
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Example sentences
For-profit news outfits are too flashy for my taste.
With the money he bought himself a suit of cheap, flashy clothes.
Birds of paradise perch on an improbable branch of the avian family tree, the
  flashy cousins of straitlaced ravens and crows.
It's not until it perceives a threat that this flashy amphibian reveals its
  true colors.
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